Transit Planning

What's Happening Right Now?

Through October 2020, CATS will conduct 3 phases of public outreach during the Pre-Project Development Phase. This phase is necessary to be eligible for future federal funding through the Federal Transit Administration.


March – Phase 1: CATS will present the adopted alignment while educating the public on refinement opportunities. These refinement opportunities take into consideration nearby development, existing neighborhoods, coordination with other infrastructure projects, and future desires of the community.

June – Phase 2: CATS will present the community with refined alternatives to segments of the alignment. These refined options will be developed utilizing feedback from Phase 1 and preliminary engineering.

September – Phase 3: CATS will present the community and stakeholders with a final alignment. This final alignment will be taken further into design and into the Project Development phase. 

Due to the current national health emergency, the LYNX Silver Line public meetings scheduled for March have been postponed. If you didn't have a chance to attend - thats ok! You STILL have an opportunity to learn about the project have let your voice be heard.

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CATS tentatively will be hosting in-person public meetings in summer 2020 - More information coming soon. 


What is the LYNX Silver Line?

The LYNX Silver Line is a proposed 26-mile light rail line that is part of CATS 2030 Corridor System Plan. The line stretches from the Town of Matthews, through Center City, into the City of Belmont in Gaston County.

Key Connections

• LYNX Blue Line Light Rail

• CityLYNX Gold Line Streetcar

• Charlotte Douglas International Airport

• Charlotte Gateway District

• Bank of America Stadium Key Connections

• BB&T Ballpark

• Ovens Auditorium

• Bojangles Coliseum

• Novant Uptown and Matthews hospitals

• CPCC Central and Levine campuses

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Public Meeting

Public Meetings scheduled for March 10 -  March 19 have been postponed.  

CATS will launch an online presentation and survey to collect public feedback in the near future.